Web designing is one of the top in-demand fields at the moment. And hence, a high number of people are learning and practicing to enter the field. With average salary of over $72,000 per annum in the US, it is also one of the high paying jobs. And that is not the only attractive factor for people who want to be web designers, the most important factor is that one does not need to be a College Graduate or Certification holder to land the job, its all about practical skills and creativity.
Web designing is an art, but that does not mean it is no science. There are principles and rules that make it as much as a Science as any other. With that in mind, here I present you an infographic on Basics of Web Design by David Gordon.
There are 4 basic elements of web design, lets now discuss them one by one.
Typography plays important role in web design, following section of the infographic shows how to give emphasis to keywords, what should be the appropriate font size which depends upon your target audience.
The formula for line spacing, the most common fonts used on the web and what kind of audience prefers which font styles.
Color schemes are very important in web designing. The choice of color not only represents the company but also impacts the viewers. Choosing wrong color pallet for web design can leave a negative impression on a viewer. Here are the prominent guide on Color in web design.
Usability is understanding your viewers and implementing web design elements accordingly. This statistics guide shows useful insights about web visitors.
Another important factor in web design is Content, I think its probably the most important aspect of any design. A very creative design is of no use or very low impact if its targeted audience can not understand it or comprehend the message behind.
Learning web design is easy, with these basics of web design in mind, the rest is just practice and creativity. Do share this if you find it useful and also give your valuable feedback in the comments.